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Place Based Education

Scope Note: 
Educational approach that draws on local history, culture, economics, environment, and circumstances as a curriculum source, sometimes with the explicit goal of connecting students to their community and thereby promoting citizenship, entrepreneurship, community sustainability, or environmental stewardship. Do not confuse with "Community Education". Note: From 2003-2004, the Descriptor "Place Based Education" was carried in the Thesaurus. From 2004-2011, this concept may have been indexed under "Education".
Category: Educational Process: Classroom Perspectives
Broader Terms
Narrower Terms
Use this term instead of
Pedagogy of Place
Place Based Learning
Related Terms
Authentic Learning
Experiential Learning
Heritage Education
Indigenous Knowledge
Local History
Relevance (Education)
School Community Relationship
Added to ERIC: 3/21/2003